After the release of the gorgeous “Love Part II” in 2010 and the utterly brilliant “Disco Moment” back in 2011, London-based synth-pop prince Bright Light Bright Light (née Rod Thomas) is officially kicking off the campaign for his upcoming debut album with his brand new single: “Waiting For The Feeling.”
Aided by an early ’90’s House throb (and some more modern electronic elements), Thomas bides his time awaiting the right one to finally come along: “You keep on telling me how I feel, but I want someone who can make me fall in love and then hit the ground running,” hes pleads across the song’s chorus.
The whole song’s fantastic, down to those final few stuttered seconds of “I’m waiting for the feeling to get to me.” Nearly Dannii-esque!
Be sure to check out the Alun Davies-directed video for the song as well below, which is full of bright colors and beautiful boys (I am not mad at the inclusion of either of these things.) There’s also a lot of head massaging.
It’s admittedly rare for me to really get excited by a male pop vocal, but Thomas’ smooth voice–mixed with classic ’80’s and ’90’s dance rhythms–is an utter dream, recalling bits and pieces of male pop that I love the most, including Hurts, Pet Shop Boys and Will Young. Basically, I’m a big fan.
Thomas’ highly anticipated debut, Make Me Believe In Hope, features Scissor Sisters‘ Del Marquis and production by Andy Chatterley and Jon Shave, and will be released on June 4.
“Waiting For The Feeling” was released on March 18. (iTunes)